Feb 8, 2013 2:35am EST
more music, this talent eed cashier is now a youtube sensation. steve osunsami has the story. >> reporter: she's proof there's big talent in small places. 21-year-old kayla sloan was working in this walmart in west virginia when a customer noticed her singing a tune and pulled out an iphone to record the magic. little did she know the video would catch fire. ♪ my coat of many colors >> reporter: this is coal mining country. her husband is a coal miner, her grandfather, too. she had big dreams for years, but -- >> i never thought it would make it that far. i thought people would see me and enjoy it. but as far as it making it that far, i never even dreamed. i'm hoping to be on the grand ole opry. ♪ take the ribbon from my hand >> reporter: when she was 15, she and her brother cobbled together what they had to record this homemade album that no one heard. but now she's a hit. at least in the mountains and certainly at the walmart she calls her second home. ♪ >> i've had people come through my line and say can i have your autograph or will you sing me a song? ♪ lord, mr.
Feb 6, 2013 2:35am EST
watt has the story. >> reporter: i say we crown steve and terry weaver america's luckiest couple. yep, that's not one check from the lottery, that's two. here's what happened. heading to their cabin, they stopped at the citgo, bought some scratch cards. >> it said 1 mil. it dawned on me it meant $1 million. >> reporter: next day they went back into town and bought some more. it was terry's turn. >> i would give anything if i had a picture of her face right then. i said yeah, sure, terry. i won a million dollars and you're going to try to steal my thunder. >> reporter: not quite, but she bagged another $50,000. the chances of that double win, 1 in billions. franco selak survived a train wreck, a plane crash, four horrific car accidents, a bus crash and getting hit by a bus. then bought a lottery ticket and won $1 million. and now the weavers. terry has tried but failed to spend even a little. >> i was at the mall yesterday after this, and i said there's not really anything that i want right now. >> reporter: and steve, a plumber, doesn't even want a new truck. >> no, i really like the
Feb 6, 2013 1:40am PST
flight police patrol that uses an infrared camera. chief pilot steve robertson was attacked himself, suffering two burned corneas. >> you take the vision from a pilot, that aircraft's ability to land is greatly compromised. >> reporter: on the lookout for a light that blinds rather than illuminates. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> i just question what these people are doing that you have so little in life that you want to sit on your porch and shine a light and potentially harm pilots, put lives at risk. what kind of moron do you have to be to do that? >> it sounds like he heard the helicopter outside and got upset. that's why he did that. this part i love. he was so dumb, he didn't even -- he was at his home. just go next door. it's the dark. no one is going to see you slip into your own house. >> consider this serious stat. from 2011, a beam that's just 1/25 of an inch wide at its origin can be two to three feet wide by the time it gets to that plane. that's why it can hurt them and put the whole plane at risk. >> it's so serious that in 2012 it was banned by congress. congres
Feb 5, 2013 2:35am EST
an oscar-winning movie. as abc's steve osunsami tells us, this super bowl win was a victory of a family made not from blood but love. >> reporter: it was a powerful moment. >> he reached out and picked me up. >> this picture of an emotional leeann tuohy hugging adopted son, big mike. some neighbors felt she and her family never should have taken in. >> he was so excited. i was sobbing. i was absolutely sobbing. >> reporter: and now a super bowl champion. >> we won the super bowl. >> dreams can come true. >> reporter: theirs is the true story behind the film "the blindside." where sandra bullock won an oscar for portrayal of a white mother who reached past her comfort zen one to lift up a yo black teenager. >> this team is your family. >> reporter: the actress had scenes at the game and dressed her son in ohr's jersey. on the drive back home, the real leeann told us she loves michael just as much as her biological children. >> families don't have to match. you don't have to look like some one else to love them. the thing that needs to be addressed here, there are wonderful kids al